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Forum: General Discussions 24 Dec 2014, 20:01
Replies: 23
Views: 3,517
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hey guys how is it going

Hey. Merry Christmas everyone.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jan 2012, 00:07
Replies: 45
Views: 12,265
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: 11/11/11

I thought this was going to be a thread about binary numbers. It has failed to deliver :(
Forum: General Discussions 27 Feb 2009, 09:18
Replies: 18
Views: 2,280
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Obama Budget $3.55 Trillion

I'm not really sure what point this thread is trying to make.

It seems folly to me to focus on the size of the budget whatever it is and then set objectives.

Also I'm pretty sure that it was...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Feb 2009, 13:15
Replies: 31
Views: 6,062
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Dhimmitude in the UK

Obviously he should have been let in, it was probably thinking they were being helpful, but naturally its just given him credibility. The news this morning was quite funny, talking about he risked...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jan 2009, 20:37
Replies: 48
Views: 3,198
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Heathrow expansion to go ahead

I think the problem is Gate, that you are depressingly humourless about Climate Change. The thing is, that's its all a bit ridiculous really becasue you labour under the delusion that the State...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jan 2009, 01:11
Replies: 48
Views: 3,198
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Heathrow expansion to go ahead

Again without wishing to defend the Labour party but there is the fact that there is not a single working commerical CCS coal plant in the world. At present practical clean coal is a myth, so of...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2009, 16:56
Replies: 48
Views: 3,198
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Heathrow expansion to go ahead

The Government are actually seeking advice from the Committee on Climate Change before opening more than half the possible slots on the third runway. If you actually knew anythign about the 80%...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jan 2009, 11:15
Replies: 48
Views: 3,198
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Heathrow expansion to go ahead

The Heathrow decision is mainly symbolic and there are many valid reasons to be against it.

However in terms of carbon emissions -

For starters its a lame but true fact that if they didn't...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2009, 21:21
Replies: 39
Views: 3,021
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

For accuracy I said spirit not soul.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2009, 20:04
Replies: 39
Views: 3,021
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

Yeah its too late for me, my spirit has already been crushed.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2009, 01:58
Replies: 39
Views: 3,021
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

Well as long as you don't relish any challenge in life I suppose that playing it safe and boring option is something you can be proud of in years to come.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2009, 01:47
Replies: 17
Views: 2,158
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Imagining the Tenth Dimension

They have a 4th dimension now?! But I just upgraded to 3D. Its like Moore's law or something :(
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2009, 19:28
Replies: 39
Views: 3,021
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

I think in both those instances you could have intervened to improve the system. I have occasionally organised staff quizes, away days and the like, not because I had any respect for the institution...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2008, 09:38
Replies: 39
Views: 3,021
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

Very kind, thank you.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Dec 2008, 17:31
Replies: 39
Views: 3,021
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

Haven't done since 2006.

What are you up to now GKZ?
Forum: General Discussions 23 Dec 2008, 19:00
Replies: 39
Views: 3,021
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

Yes I do realise that thank you.

However my job is infinitely more satisfying and one of the reasons I work double the hours is because I generally want to do a good job. My office is possibly the...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Dec 2008, 00:17
Replies: 39
Views: 3,021
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are You in a Recession Yet?

I'm actually doing extremely well financially. I am earning double what I was 2 years ago, although I am also working twice the hours. If they could my office would ask me to do more, so my job is...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Nov 2008, 09:22
Replies: 23
Views: 4,686
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Obama Nation

But dda, you have so little to live for. Lets not rule suicide out until we've considered all the options.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Nov 2008, 23:50
Replies: 24
Views: 2,004
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Forum: General Discussions 28 Oct 2008, 00:20
Replies: 38
Views: 3,844
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Atheists

Well I think the whole thing is fantastic.

It doesn't matter that its religious or not really, but more people should use advertising to express a view, it makes it more democratic.

If there...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Oct 2008, 18:41
Replies: 38
Views: 3,844
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Atheists

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/oct/21/religion-advertising

God-free advert being used to counter religious advertising, the slogan "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jul 2008, 00:03
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Dr Horrible

Also there is a new Watchmen trailer too...

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/watchmen/

aww yeah.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Jul 2008, 12:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Dr Horrible

In case no one has posted this...

http://www.drhorrible.com/act_III.html

Its a whole Joss Whedon thing, you remember him, he did Firefly and wrote Toy Story.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jul 2008, 19:50
Replies: 45
Views: 3,902
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

Its worth mentioning that I only started climbing rapidly up the ladder after acquiring a drugs habit.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jul 2008, 19:43
Replies: 45
Views: 3,902
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Council strike, inflation and living cost

Basically low level public sector workers have been shat one since the dawn of time, mainly by their much better paid senior colleagues.

In my first job I worked in Central London for the civil...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jun 2008, 08:32
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Latest Kyoto Report for EU

1. Well are you saying if one gives estimates than that is completely unacceptable to you? That public policy must only be made with exact calculations and numbers before action is taken? Furthermore...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jun 2008, 00:27
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Latest Kyoto Report for EU

1. I quoted the Stern review which gives estimates.

2. Part of the problem with meeting the targets is through the tragedy oif the commons, its hard to achieve in just one country, you need a...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jun 2008, 08:30
Replies: 34
Views: 2,001
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Latest Kyoto Report for EU

Europe is rubbish in the Environment, yet somehow the United States contrives to be worse.

If the twenty biggest economies cut their emissions then the problem would be resolved.

The Stern...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jun 2008, 08:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Reading On The Move

I read and listen to my walkman at the same time. Although at the moment I walk to work so reading becomes hazardous.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jun 2008, 08:10
Replies: 33
Views: 2,026
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Thank You For Your Kind Thoughts

Glad to hear you are doing OK dda.
Forum: General Discussions 31 May 2008, 19:24
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Mass media [long]

There are plenty of academics out there who are complete ****wits.

Sometimes a well considered, concise point is worth a thousand pages of painstaking argument. For example Noam Chomsky, who is...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2008, 12:06
Replies: 59
Views: 2,083
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2008, 12:04
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Defrag

I am not sure if "good" is a word easily applied to disk defragmentation. We use O&O at our house.
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2008, 09:53
Replies: 59
Views: 2,083
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Spectator

And it burns me up inside :(
Forum: General Discussions 23 May 2008, 01:12
Replies: 59
Views: 2,083
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Spectator

And look what a dominant world power it has become.
Forum: General Discussions 21 May 2008, 08:37
Replies: 59
Views: 2,083
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Spectator

Well it is actually my job to read this stuff so I guess I have a view on this.

The Guardian isn't particularly left-wing any more than New Labour is left wing. Sure there are a few lefties who...
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 23:28
Replies: 59
Views: 2,083
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Spectator

Oh dear, was that an attempt at some sort of burn there Furball? Very convincing.

Sniff, the lad thinks he's all growed up, with his opinions and his views, its heart warming.
Forum: General Discussions 20 May 2008, 08:38
Replies: 59
Views: 2,083
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Spectator

Furball you really do talk an awful lot of nonsense sometime and I can only put it down to the fact that you read shite like the Spectator and the Guardian.
Forum: General Discussions 18 May 2008, 23:10
Replies: 80
Views: 3,176
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2008, 21:04
Replies: 111
Views: 11,692
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Premiership Predictions 2007/2008

I came second in the GD one cos of some less transfers rule. Still its the best I have ever done in a fantasy football.
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2008, 00:27
Replies: 111
Views: 11,692
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Premiership Predictions 2007/2008

I won the GD fantasy football, I think. \o/
Forum: General Discussions 9 May 2008, 12:54
Replies: 29
Views: 2,353
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: 3-word Game

a door opened
Forum: General Discussions 21 Apr 2008, 18:46
Replies: 38
Views: 2,156
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: He wouldn't gerrymander a bee

Well I don't what you mean by a world of complete balance and order. Its simple morality really.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Apr 2008, 23:31
Replies: 38
Views: 2,156
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: He wouldn't gerrymander a bee

Well so far there hasn't been any argument, or indeed discussions, analysis or even commentary on this thread. So if we aren't going to do any of that I thought I would just through in my point too.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Apr 2008, 08:55
Replies: 38
Views: 2,156
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: He wouldn't gerrymander a bee

Christ this thread is tedious. Have we gotten to the stage now where we take a very boring and predictable story and simply hotlinks to the latest developments.

Here is a basic summary of where...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Mar 2008, 09:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,200
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Tenants rights question

They should talk to the landlord, or at least write to them informing them what they want to do. But if its in the contract they should call a lock smith and get a burglar alarm fitted and take it...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Mar 2008, 09:14
Replies: 37
Views: 1,526
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: So...

I haven't read this story or taken the time to appraise the facts but I reckon its about time that the government cracked down on villages. Surely everyone is aware of the a strong correlation...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2008, 01:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Blogs

Charlie Brooker has a regular bit on the Guardian website
Forum: General Discussions 11 Mar 2008, 00:02
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Its a mazy run by Fugue, he looks up, delivers a speculative cross... oohh Checker rattles it off the bar.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2008, 19:46
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Meeting your heroes

I wouldn't like to meet any of my heroes.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Mar 2008, 19:41
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Who's the one with the missing leg?
Forum: General Discussions 9 Mar 2008, 17:57
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7285814.stm

Stirring stuff :rolleyes:
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2008, 20:14
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Some sort measure of control over our destinies would be nice. Rather than just the freedom to decide who I get to be exploited by for the majority of my waking life, a freedom which expands...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2008, 20:09
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

No it wasn't. You started blithering about the BNP.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Mar 2008, 01:00
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Well you are asking me how I would like people to be free. By definition one man cannot dictate the freedom of everyone else.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Feb 2008, 18:53
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Everyone is so impatient. So what if it doesn't come soon, I don't intend to give up on it as an objective.

Look how far the rights of women have come in just 60 years, and the whole point is...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Feb 2008, 18:42
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Well that's a completely different topic of conversation for a completely different thread, probably not worth getting into here.

In terms of the way people associate, your question is faulty.
...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Feb 2008, 09:23
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Anarchy.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Feb 2008, 09:21
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

I don't think you understand at all. Lets try something else.

"I come in peace," it said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, "take me to your Lizard."

Ford Prefect, of course, had...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2008, 18:09
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

To use a sporting analogy.

People argue about the decline of English football, some blame foreigners and some blame the Premier league, but really everyone knows that the real problem is that some...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2008, 17:47
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Well this is the thing.

I am sure that PR is a better system then First Past the Post. However the electoral seems to dominate a lot of discourse, and obvious reasons.

However the assumptions...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2008, 16:33
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Some might question the notion that any system of representative democracy can ever really work that well, especially when we are talking about the divergent interests of tens of millions of people.
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2008, 12:00
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

I don't think anyone was asking for a utopia. My point was simply that people spend an awful lot of time arguing about the detail of voting systems, and neglect to notice that places who have those...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2008, 08:58
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

You must be very proud to be the only person who can see the whole truth of things, what an honour to make your acquaintance. I think everyone here would agree that you are in many ways an oracle to...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Feb 2008, 22:53
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Its not just the electoral system which makes people's politics/ We have an education system which enforces all sorts of crazy things. Then there is the media, then there is the work place. These...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Feb 2008, 09:36
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

When it comes to people bickering about electoral systems, I note that whilst our system might great some sort of bizarre oligopoly, its not like any country with a better system has gone on to...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Feb 2008, 09:58
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

um... good one.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Feb 2008, 00:35
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

I realise that it is perhaps too much to expect a man of good fortune and comfort to question his surroundings. One assumes that if one is comfortable, then things must be OK. After all do I not work...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Feb 2008, 09:12
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

All the 3 main parties are basically the same perhaps with varying degrees of incompetence and bigotry.

Any third party capitalises on the historic failures of the other 2 parties.

There are...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2008, 21:36
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who killed diana?

I'm not sure furore is the the right word.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2008, 21:32
Replies: 95
Views: 2,618
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Lib Dems

Who? :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2008, 15:58
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who killed diana?

One of the things I like about this story is that I can feel smug about the fact that I was well ahead of the curve when it came to being bored of it.

I think before she even died I wished she...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Feb 2008, 23:21
Replies: 50
Views: 1,976
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Forwarded email

Well if its down to paying tax, the biggest problem in the UK is probably the old and the young. Apparently some of these people don't work for a living and over 90% of people under 10 have NEVER...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Feb 2008, 09:53
Replies: 58
Views: 2,588
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Top 5 Comedians

I like Marcus Brigstocke on the Now Show but I saw him live a few months ago and he had some good bits, but I never quite caught fire the way that some comedians do. I really like Mark Thomas and Rob...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Feb 2008, 09:11
Replies: 50
Views: 1,976
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Forwarded email

I haven't criticised anyone. I just wanted to point out a few flaws in the argument so that you could perhaps refine the idea. As you say its all about "being a realist who's not afraid to step on...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Feb 2008, 00:58
Replies: 58
Views: 2,588
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Top 5 Comedians

Stewart Lee is quite funny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltT9dMGiFjI

I assume we are talking about stand-up and therefore I am not sure Simon Pegg can really be called the best. It has been...
Forum: General Discussions 19 Feb 2008, 00:48
Replies: 50
Views: 1,976
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Forwarded email

Oh what the hell.

First of all I'm not sure where this 3 million figure comes from. A quick Google indicates there around 500,000 illegal immigrants in the UK. Even if that were all filthy...
Forum: General Discussions 14 Feb 2008, 23:36
Replies: 38
Views: 1,296
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Valentines

I am sure I have posted this at least once before but this thread brings to mind this:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/generic/724a/zoom/
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2008, 09:35
Replies: 51
Views: 1,998
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Ailments and Freakishness

You just need to see everyone as an anthropological experiment.

For my part I have particularly bad stress.

Its annoying because its mostly irrational but often becomes a self-fulfilling...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2008, 09:24
Replies: 56
Views: 2,748
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Googling your name

In googled my name and it turns out there is this song by Bach...

Anyway this whole debate is summed up here:

http://xkcd.com/137/
Forum: General Discussions 28 Jan 2008, 09:29
Replies: 27
Views: 1,814
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: MM's Mid-Life Crisis

This guy who is married with a kid, his life is pretty much over. He has nothing left to look forward to. Marriage is a prison. Its not progression, its giving up and accepting what's presented to...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2008, 00:27
Replies: 66
Views: 3,023
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Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2008, 17:21
Replies: 54
Views: 1,922
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Remember moi?

I remember Moi, the great leap forward, the cultural revolution, ahh heady days.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2008, 17:19
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Why the Term Government Job Is Not a Compliment

I don't know that poor project management is entirely the preserve of the government.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2008, 17:17
Replies: 66
Views: 3,023
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Personality Test

The real reason for doing Myers-Briggs is that it is quite a clever way of teaching people about diversity. Lots of people say "why do I leave everything to the last minute" and Myers_Briggs just...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jan 2008, 19:26
Replies: 89
Views: 3,146
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Annoying election process begins.

I imagine its the people who have that experience who are suggesting that.

I have experience of spreading government lies, so I am already well ahead of the rest of you... except Nodrog.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 15:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,506
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: New Years Resolution

1920x1200 I think.

1) Cook more
2) Clear some debts
3) Write more

I did OK on my last years ones although I don't speak French.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2008, 15:38
Replies: 89
Views: 3,146
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Annoying election process begins.

Tony Benn is great.

Hilary is now my boss, and a jolly nice chap. Although he re-wrote an article I wrote for him recently, and it wasn't very good. Mine wasn't great but his was worse.

Its...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Dec 2007, 19:17
Replies: 28
Views: 3,531
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Top Five Authors

Yay on Gogol. Dead Souls is brilliant.
Forum: General Discussions 17 Dec 2007, 19:14
Replies: 26
Views: 2,687
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Petrol prices and how i started to question the car

Yeah petrol is expensive. Apparently there is this big war in the middle east and this cartel controls all the oil and there aren't infinite supplies of oil in the world, yet our consumption is going...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Dec 2007, 08:38
Replies: 28
Views: 3,531
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Top Five Authors

This whole thread confuses me but:

Douglas Adams
Alan Moore
Fyodor Dostoevsky
China Mieville
Orwell

Have all written great novels that have had a huge impact on me and the way I think about...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Dec 2007, 03:02
Replies: 70
Views: 2,500
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: How very curious religious people are

I quite like the phrase "candy coated atheism."
Forum: General Discussions 22 Nov 2007, 09:23
Replies: 24
Views: 2,471
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [football] england

Yes I think if he had been playing last night that would have made a big difference.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Oct 2007, 00:41
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Film Review] Control [*SPOILERS*]

I quite enjoyed this film.

I saw it as simply demythologising someone who was just a screwed up kid. Its saying that Ian Curtis wasn't a spokesman for his generation he was just a bloke.

Some...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Oct 2007, 00:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,577
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Forum: General Discussions 24 Oct 2007, 21:25
Replies: 178
Views: 5,141
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: OiNK closed down...

I had kind of run out of things to download from Oink, still its annoying as I worked hard (well left my PC on all day) for my ratio.

I paid about £4 for In Rainbows, I feel so average.

Anytime...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Oct 2007, 07:56
Replies: 69
Views: 2,870
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Desert Island Discs

I am choosing these on the basis of songs that meant something to me at one time or other and that despite repeated listens I still don't hate.

1. Paranoid Android - Radiohead
2. Comes As You Are...
Forum: General Discussions 28 Sep 2007, 08:23
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Snap uk election?

Word from the inside... I don't know.

I wish I could say I didn't care but if by some anomaly the Conservatives won, I guess I would have to leave the civil service. Whilst not necessarily a bad...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Sep 2007, 08:34
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Forum: General Discussions 22 Sep 2007, 23:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
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Forum: General Discussions 15 Sep 2007, 10:44
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Travelling Around London

...wombling free?
Forum: General Discussions 15 Sep 2007, 05:34
Replies: 97
Views: 4,720
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Stupid police officers and the nonsensical comments they make

Words like ontological and epistemology are only good for ironic one liners.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Sep 2007, 05:28
Replies: 14
Views: 932
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Forum: General Discussions 10 Sep 2007, 22:49
Replies: 168
Views: 4,247
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: What Should be Taught in Schools?

You should teach them how to argue on the internet and why having songs on your myspace that automatically loads should be a factor in sentencing criminals.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Sep 2007, 18:58
Replies: 168
Views: 4,247
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: What Should be Taught in Schools?

Well that's fine but if that is the case we should probably teach them things that might be useful in the workplace and we should be more honest with them about working actually means.

That second...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Sep 2007, 18:01
Replies: 20
Views: 1,477
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Re: RIP Luciano Pavarotti

And just where is Mark when you need him?!
Forum: General Discussions 6 Sep 2007, 12:16
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Third Way

I read one Peter Mandelson's books once, it was hilarious.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Sep 2007, 11:28
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Third Way

Yeah I prefer Coca Cola to Pepsi.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Sep 2007, 11:26
Replies: 168
Views: 4,247
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: What Should be Taught in Schools?

Well when you say academically irrational, what do you mean?

And disruption, is that where kids are doing something for themselves? Expressing themselves? Or bored by a teacher trying to force...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Sep 2007, 06:07
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Third Way

No that's just "The way."
Forum: General Discussions 6 Sep 2007, 06:06
Replies: 21
Views: 1,581
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: 20th Century Achievements

None of those things really makes me feel much better.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Sep 2007, 19:09
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Third Way

There's the book "The Third Way" by Anthony Giddens. He's relatively famous.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Sep 2007, 17:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,581
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: 20th Century Achievements

Well given that World War 2 seems to some up the worst of what humanity has to offer, I am not sure how we can go about venerating its symbols.

I don't mean to go all boring lefty, but the...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Sep 2007, 17:40
Replies: 168
Views: 4,247
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: What Should be Taught in Schools?

Well its your willingness to accept to whatever authority offers you random objectives which is the real worry here.

And what is your obsession with phonetics and maths, couldn't these be covered...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Sep 2007, 09:11
Replies: 21
Views: 1,581
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: 20th Century Achievements

But art is so subjective, so you end up with trying top argue what "should" be remembered. Everything is so derivative anyway that art never really gets forgotten.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Sep 2007, 07:57
Replies: 168
Views: 4,247
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: What Should be Taught in Schools?

But where are we advancing too?

Are we being taught the right things?

Is doing as you're told the same as self-discipline?

I don't like your use of the word higher.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Sep 2007, 16:51
Replies: 168
Views: 4,247
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: What Should be Taught in Schools?

Why is it important to learn? Have we decided that yet?

Why should students respect teachers? All teachers? Even shit ones?

Are maths, English and science "higher" subjects? Higher than what?
Forum: General Discussions 4 Sep 2007, 16:45
Replies: 21
Views: 1,581
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: 20th Century Achievements

Your question is quite wide, but sticking with the TV footage theme I reckon putting a bloke on the moon should probably hedge out the Berlin Wall.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Sep 2007, 07:54
Replies: 97
Views: 4,720
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Stupid police officers and the nonsensical comments they make

1. Whilst it might be true that alcohol helps prevent our brains from reaching some theoretical optimum, I'm not sure how meaningful that is.

2. Clearly drunk people can be more angry and...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Aug 2007, 08:12
Replies: 30
Views: 2,483
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The BBC strikes out against stupid conceptions of property

You make that sound likes its a bad thing.

I suppose I could take a really perverse position, contrary to my actual views and try to ridiculously defend it for page after page but then I would be...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Aug 2007, 08:04
Replies: 30
Views: 2,483
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The BBC strikes out against stupid conceptions of property

You know that thing Dante was saying about getting bogged down in the details of analogy... well guess what just happened. And in any case as I understand it he doesn't work directly from the state,...
Forum: General Discussions 16 Aug 2007, 07:49
Replies: 168
Views: 4,247
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: What Should be Taught in Schools?

Alas, poor You Are Gay! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy... Where be your gibes now; your gambols, your songs, your paedo jokes? your flashes of merriment, that...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jul 2007, 22:42
Replies: 86
Views: 3,110
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: #forums

Who? :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jul 2007, 07:59
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: So what do you do exactly?

This is genuinely the saddest thing I have read all week. :(
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jul 2007, 08:44
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: So what do you do exactly?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbwTlQZcvUA is how I dance in my head.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jul 2007, 18:37
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: So what do you do exactly?

Well now, I get low and I get high
And if I can't get either I really try.
Got the wings of heaven on my shoes
I'm a dancin' man and I just can't lose.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Jul 2007, 08:50
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
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Forum: General Discussions 23 Jul 2007, 07:15
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: My music video

We thought about this. Since its less than a minute of footage, it *might* count as fair use. Especially since both the song and the video were distributed freely

However since the cemera doesn't...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jul 2007, 21:10
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: My music video

Anouska is a legend.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jul 2007, 16:49
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: My music video

Lolita.

Thanks guys, its nice to have some positive feedback.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jul 2007, 12:13
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: My music video

That might have been me :)
Forum: General Discussions 22 Jul 2007, 11:50
Replies: 22
Views: 1,022
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My music video

As some of you might be aware, I run a tiny tiny production company with a friend of mine called Half Empty Films (http://www.halfemptyfilms.com).

We have recently produced a music video for my...
Forum: General Discussions 17 Jul 2007, 09:25
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Moving to London

If so they should move to Cuba.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jul 2007, 08:25
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Student Loans

Was that a "who's standing up for the middle classes" remark?
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jul 2007, 08:38
Replies: 107
Views: 5,296
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: "TK in the Park": Logistics

I do want to but I am busy :( But I will hopefully be free afterwards.
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jul 2007, 00:03
Replies: 107
Views: 5,296
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: "TK in the Park": Logistics

I *might* join you guys in the evening. Either way have a nice time.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Jul 2007, 08:07
Replies: 46
Views: 1,259
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Rape sentence too 'lenient'

There you go, bringing up Hitler again Dante. When will your hate crimes end? What did the Jews ever do to you? You sicken me, you, your friend Tietaja, and your clear desire for a matriarchal...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jul 2007, 12:23
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
June's Jealousy list - vote now

Who are you jealous of?
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jun 2007, 19:19
Replies: 46
Views: 1,259
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Rape sentence too 'lenient'

I imagine a number of people on this forum are familiar with the vagaries of statutory rape, but thanks for your summary.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jun 2007, 19:16
Replies: 51
Views: 1,876
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: A moral question

Well I don't know that people do support that. In fact its often the other way round, where many government employees (not me I hasten to add, I do as little as possible) work extremely hard for a...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jun 2007, 18:34
Replies: 51
Views: 1,876
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Re: A moral question

Most people give up lots for other people. For instance for some reason the majority appear to support the ownership of the means of production by an elite through, this seems like an extraordinary...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jun 2007, 08:49
Replies: 51
Views: 1,876
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Re: A moral question

Well if it was verifiable, presumably it wouldn't be too hard to apply for some sort of government grant.
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jun 2007, 03:18
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
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Re: Poland's fairly brilliant EU negotiating strategy

No you're not! Remember that book you wrote "Why I hate people" and then the follow up (some might say cash in) "More reasons why everyone must die" and it doesn't take too much close analysis to...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Jun 2007, 08:00
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Poland's fairly brilliant EU negotiating strategy

What's the idea?

When you say "good" what do you mean?

The world wars point is giving us a bit too much credit. The situation between America and Russia after the war re-aligned our priorities...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jun 2007, 23:04
Replies: 87
Views: 3,424
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

Well according to the BBC the difference in the vote between her and Johnson was negligible. Like 0.8%
Forum: General Discussions 24 Jun 2007, 18:50
Replies: 87
Views: 3,424
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

Damn. Still I suppose it doesn't break a long standing tradition of Deputy Leaders being utterly useless and no threat whatsoever to the leader.
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jun 2007, 07:41
Replies: 34
Views: 1,681
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Best uni for Computer Science

Whilst I treasure my ignorance of the IT industry, I wonder if beyond the really obvious, do employers even care which university you go to?
Forum: General Discussions 21 Jun 2007, 06:35
Replies: 34
Views: 1,681
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Best uni for Computer Science

Not unless proposition 304 passes, and we all pray it will.
Forum: General Discussions 18 Jun 2007, 22:08
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: June's Jealousy List

I approve, nominate away, and you can nominate GDers since that make it more fun.

I'm jealous of JBG because he's just so dreamy :)
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2007, 08:56
Replies: 29
Views: 1,049
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The faulty electoral syste -rant

Generally its fair to say that the closer an election is the home the more relevant it is. In the medium term if more power was decentralised then that would improve the point of elections (local...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jun 2007, 00:08
Replies: 39
Views: 1,370
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: For the Love on Moses

I don't know if someone has said this, but if you need a reference ASG I am happy to provide one. Either you can have worked for a film company or my phony consultancy. You can put anything that...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jun 2007, 12:22
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Co-workers

I work in a team where everyone is super-motivated, right, so no matter how hard I work everyone else just has to work fifty times harder then I do, its ridiculous right. Frinstance I was sitting at...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 17:59
Replies: 64
Views: 3,204
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: And Justice For All

Well its just that you sounded like a pompous sanctimonious idiot, but I was giving you the benefit of the doubt.
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 14:46
Replies: 87
Views: 3,424
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

Yes but are they happy? :)
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 14:44
Replies: 64
Views: 3,204
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: And Justice For All

Is this some sort of ironic tory voice?
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 13:13
Replies: 87
Views: 3,424
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

What point are you making?
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 13:11
Replies: 387
Views: 12,952
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

I wasn't saying that Alan Hansen is always right, but rather that there were mainstream commentators at the time who believed Blackburn were a big club. I think his "you don't win anything with kids"...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 11:50
Replies: 387
Views: 12,952
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

In terms of Blackburn I was simply illustrating that at the height of their success it was Alan Hanson who said something like "I can't see much past Manchester United and Blackburn over the next few...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 10:04
Replies: 87
Views: 3,424
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

I'd forgotten about that, we used to be so rock & roll :(
Forum: General Discussions 9 Jun 2007, 09:09
Replies: 387
Views: 12,952
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] Summer Transfers

Villa are a premiership level club, like Spurs, Everton and Newcastle they have their history and their good seasons and their bad, but I always expect them to be in the top half of the table by the...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2007, 23:44
Replies: 87
Views: 3,424
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

There ar many countries which have various types of voting systems. Its a complete side issue. Proportional voting won't change the facts of who voted for who in the last general election. What you...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2007, 23:41
Replies: 87
Views: 3,424
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

Yeah people bang on about this but it is the most stupidly boring topic ever.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2007, 09:00
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: May's love list - Vote now

I have no idea who that is, but my understanding is he is a poster on GD, obviously this is not a GD popularity contest. And besides you got your friend Chris in, you want the moon on a stick you do.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jun 2007, 08:53
Replies: 87
Views: 3,424
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

Presumably that's some sort of compliment. :)
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jun 2007, 10:53
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
May's love list - Vote now

Who do we deem worthy?
Forum: General Discussions 31 May 2007, 19:36
Replies: 38
Views: 1,976
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Help me Obi-GD, you're my only hope!

Don't do that please.

They are really really good.


I think Bloc party are pretty good and I hear people saying nice things about Four Tet.
Forum: General Discussions 31 May 2007, 19:31
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Die Happy

I regret not trying to organise some sort of drink with my pals this evening, then I wouldn't have had little else to do but read this thread.
Forum: General Discussions 30 May 2007, 07:28
Replies: 87
Views: 3,424
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who Wants to Be Second Best?

As a side point I am mildly irritated by people who bore on abut Gordon Brown not being elected to the Labour leadership democratically.

a) Almost every Labour MP wanted him to be leader of the...
Forum: General Discussions 29 May 2007, 17:36
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Nice Going Hugo

You should probably spell his name right too.
Forum: General Discussions 29 May 2007, 17:27
Replies: 55
Views: 1,932
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Smoking Ban

I went clubbing in Edinburgh on Saturday and I only noticed the lack of smoke when we had to go outside so my friend could have a cigarette. The smell in the club was different though. Aside from...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2007, 07:47
Replies: 32
Views: 833
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: 24 *spoilers*

Yeah the ending was utterly pointless, I don't know why I watched. There was a good bit between the 4th and 10th hours as I recall, but once the bomb went off it had lost its money shot.

24 could...
Forum: General Discussions 24 May 2007, 07:42
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Calling All Wii Owners!

If you are playing Wii sports you will spend most of the time standing unless you are a certain type of person. Wii boxing is a serious work out. Its all about multiplayer and "accidentally" elbowing...
Forum: General Discussions 16 May 2007, 06:05
Replies: 39
Views: 994
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Dancing on graves

Well it is important what other people think. Especially if they have influence or claim to speak for a large group of people. If American Fundamentalists are pressuring for certain policies in the...
Forum: General Discussions 16 May 2007, 06:01
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Keep the Aspidistra Flying

If I were to write something that I thought should be published I would have it proof read or edited first. The quality of English, readability and number of random errors will always fluctuate...
Forum: General Discussions 16 May 2007, 05:43
Replies: 39
Views: 994
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Dancing on graves

That sounds like a bit of a cop out.
Forum: General Discussions 15 May 2007, 00:18
Replies: 34
Views: 1,052
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Re: 'Base interest rate' and capitalism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IS-LM

Might be of some use.
Forum: General Discussions 14 May 2007, 00:47
Replies: 85
Views: 2,812
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football]Well it's all over

I would like some recognition for my storming comeback in the GD fantasy football league to steal second on the last day of the season. :)
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2007, 17:26
Replies: 160
Views: 6,463
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Re: Madeleine MCcann

Maybe the parents were paedophiles.
Forum: General Discussions 13 May 2007, 16:06
Replies: 160
Views: 6,463
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Madeleine MCcann

"Well we are on holiday it would be nice to get out of the hotel room and get something to eat. We can't bring the child but she will probably be fine. We should probably check on anyway in case she...
Forum: General Discussions 12 May 2007, 08:50
Replies: 27
Views: 1,229
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
May's love list

This month, just a for a change we nominate the people who we would like to applaud this month, if only because I think we all know who this month's enemy is likely to be.
Forum: General Discussions 8 May 2007, 07:57
Replies: 71
Views: 3,085
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Summer Meet

It seems likely that I would stroll along.
Forum: General Discussions 8 May 2007, 07:43
Replies: 85
Views: 2,812
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football]Well it's all over

I thought that was Millwall.

You might be right concerning the supporters but certainly Chelsea would be the worst nationalists ever given that since the mid-nineties they have been managed by...
Forum: General Discussions 8 May 2007, 00:18
Replies: 85
Views: 2,812
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football]Well it's all over

I should probably take this opportunity to point out that I'm not from Manchester. Like most Manchester United fans outside of China, I am from London.
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2007, 21:00
Replies: 85
Views: 2,812
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football]Well it's all over

Man Utd were lucky Gary Neville didnt get injured at all this year, phew.
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2007, 13:49
Replies: 35
Views: 870
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Oh Come On

Yes but do you want a McDonalds because they are "lovin' it" or a Burger King so you can "have it your way" these are mind boggling decisions. I think you would agree that it would be better to have...
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2007, 13:41
Replies: 35
Views: 870
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Oh Come On

There is no point arguing about it. Whilst they might teach you in little school that you shouldn't use and, that is mainly to stop kids over-running sentences. However in big people land we can...
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2007, 08:43
Replies: 35
Views: 870
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Oh Come On

There is nothing wrong with starting sentences with "And". As long as it scans correctly its perfectly acceptable.
Forum: General Discussions 7 May 2007, 08:41
Replies: 85
Views: 2,812
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football]Well it's all over

I am not sure that any of this argument is fair.

Its very difficult to do but it would make more sense to look at the value of players, no matter how much they cost, I think most managers would...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2007, 21:18
Replies: 85
Views: 2,812
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football]Well it's all over

Whilst much of that may be true, United aren't short of a few bob either.
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2007, 20:10
Replies: 85
Views: 2,812
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football]Well it's all over

That's kind of short sighted. First of all Chelsea had previously won 2 titles in a row. Furthermore they have about as well this season than they did in previous seasons, its just that United have...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2007, 19:24
Replies: 35
Views: 870
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Oh Come On

Yeah it would be terrible if the singles charts became just a bunch of meaningless adverts for cheesy merchandise and lifestyle propaganda.
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2007, 19:23
Replies: 85
Views: 2,812
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football]Well it's all over

Chelsea lacked the necessary variety of tactics this season and given the size and depth of the squad I am not sure that injuries can be something to honestly complain about. Chelsea won an awful lot...
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2007, 18:13
Replies: 85
Views: 2,812
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football]Well it's all over

Champions! \o/ \o/ \o/ :)

Roll on the cup final.
Forum: General Discussions 6 May 2007, 18:07
Replies: 62
Views: 3,115
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] Arsenal

Champions! \o/ \o/ \o/
Forum: General Discussions 5 May 2007, 17:43
Replies: 50
Views: 1,559
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Forum: General Discussions 5 May 2007, 15:03
Replies: 44
Views: 1,556
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Touch-typing

I am terrible at typing and, now I think about it, I only use about 4 or 5 fingers to type. I suppose one day I'll bother to learn.
Forum: General Discussions 2 May 2007, 23:39
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
April's Enemies list - vote now

Never truer words spoken...

DragonflyBlade21: A woman has a close male friend. This means that he is probably interested in her, which is why he hangs around so much. She sees him strictly as a...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Apr 2007, 19:22
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who said that a US-EU free-trade area was impossible?

As I recall my concern was that the UK would find it difficult to be a member of both the European free trade area and the North American free trade area since it would presumably get the worst deal...
Forum: General Discussions 29 Apr 2007, 10:43
Replies: 17
Views: 826
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Is it me...

Literally dozens of people have been mildly affected by this earthquake and all you can do is start a pointless thread on the internet about it... do you think that's entirely appropriate? Oh the...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Apr 2007, 08:39
Replies: 52
Views: 2,616
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Segregation rears its ugly head.....again.

I think I can speak for all of GD when I say we've got that one covered. :D
Forum: General Discussions 27 Apr 2007, 08:16
Replies: 52
Views: 2,616
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Segregation rears its ugly head.....again.

Has this turned into a "who's more sexist the Jews or the Muslims" discussion?

Its just that crazy, pinko, lefty, peacenik, treehugger that I might be, it occurs to me that there might be a tiny...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Apr 2007, 19:20
Replies: 27
Views: 1,111
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Forum Swap

erm... **** you clown!:mad:
Forum: General Discussions 23 Apr 2007, 23:52
Replies: 62
Views: 3,115
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] Arsenal

I hope that Walcott is good because man do England need someone who can actually play. If he plays well for Arsenal I'm just gonna have to live with it.

Besides Arsenal have had a great season,...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Apr 2007, 23:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Brilliant Ideas Not Yet Realised

Don't be thick.

We've all seen what happened in the fly, do you want to look like Jeff Goldblum? Well do you? I thought not. :mad:
Forum: General Discussions 23 Apr 2007, 23:32
Replies: 77
Views: 2,284
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: That Feeling.

Does she know you wear flip flops?
Forum: General Discussions 23 Apr 2007, 08:05
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [football] PFA Awards

You're a modern day Nostradamus :)
Forum: General Discussions 23 Apr 2007, 07:58
Replies: 62
Views: 3,115
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] Arsenal

Problem: On one hand I hate people who cite pundits as if they aren't a bunch of rambling talking heads. But on the other I love roadrunner. How can I reconcile these two opposing forces?

Answer:...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Apr 2007, 07:52
Replies: 9
Views: 505
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Forum: General Discussions 22 Apr 2007, 18:43
Replies: 44
Views: 1,408
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] I'm so happy...

Well even so Arsenal have only lost 1 in 25 home games all season. Although hilariously that was against West Ham.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Apr 2007, 16:50
Replies: 44
Views: 1,408
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] I'm so happy...

Yeah but both Man U and Chelsea clearly have their eye on the Champions League. Plus the players must all be knackered after the fixture congestion.

The idea that Chelsea could win 20 games in a...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Apr 2007, 23:47
Replies: 101
Ffs
Views: 3,680
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Ffs

I think that America should take more action to restrict the possession of guns.

However I think that that goes nowhere near far enough to solve the underlying problems which lead to these...
Forum: General Discussions 18 Apr 2007, 23:30
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Down and Out In London

So you work in the government as well then?
Forum: General Discussions 17 Apr 2007, 08:24
Replies: 21
Views: 916
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Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2007, 23:20
Replies: 86
Views: 2,075
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Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2007, 18:44
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Microsoft Word Question

Have you considered endnotes?
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2007, 18:41
Replies: 86
Views: 2,075
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: GD Axis of Evil

Why would foreigners be less progressive than people in the United States?
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2007, 18:28
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [football] PFA Awards

Well then its going to be Ronaldo and Ronaldo surely. Otherwise Fabregas for young player of the year I suppose.
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2007, 08:07
Replies: 86
Views: 2,075
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: GD Axis of Evil

Yeah it would be terrible if some warmongering fundamentalists got into the Whitehouse. Who knows what crazy shit they would get up to?
Forum: General Discussions 16 Apr 2007, 08:04
Replies: 59
Views: 1,919
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Who?

Is Hiro from Heroes too trite?

I would like to say Tyler Durden but secretly its Homer Simpson :(

In terms of comic book heroes I really like Batman, he is a bit more right on in Dark Knight...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Apr 2007, 22:46
Replies: 227
Views: 6,731
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: bad rep/good rep.. what s the points and why no comments when issued?

I think we can all applaud Mark for making a good go of it though :)
Forum: General Discussions 10 Apr 2007, 22:22
Replies: 44
Views: 1,408
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] I'm so happy...

That was a pretty good game.
Forum: General Discussions 9 Apr 2007, 10:06
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
April's Enemies List - nominations

"You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it's...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Apr 2007, 08:36
Replies: 131
Views: 4,622
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Best Sci-Fi Movie

2001 is just so trite, the monkey bit, the endless pauses, the awful screensaver bit and the nonsense ending. Its difficult to prove a negative and one could spend endless amounts of time watching it...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Apr 2007, 18:35
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Easter

I thinks its a bit weird to point to Easter as a contributing factor to child obesity.

I am surprised its not recognised though, first of all its a ****ing sunday, surely you can get Sundays off...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Apr 2007, 13:51
Replies: 47
Views: 1,293
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: If you could only listen to artists starting with one letter of the alphabet

Dirty and Goo are pretty damn good albums, although can take a couple of listens to get into.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Apr 2007, 22:26
Replies: 47
Views: 1,293
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: If you could only listen to artists starting with one letter of the alphabet

Oh built to spill, I remember them. Uninterestingly they were the first ever band I saw live as they supported Foo Fighters in 1995.

Obviously the nice thing about having Sonic Youth would be...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Apr 2007, 14:51
Replies: 131
Views: 4,622
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Best Sci-Fi Movie

I enoyed the use of the word "synergist" in this post. I also enjoyed the "comic book action" jibe.

If you thought 2001 was beautiful good for you, I'm glad you were able to take something from...
Forum: General Discussions 7 Apr 2007, 12:22
Replies: 47
Views: 1,293
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: If you could only listen to artists starting with one letter of the alphabet

Thanks to this thread I am now listening to Bloc Party and Arcade Fire though. Good work Deffeh.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Apr 2007, 07:55
Replies: 131
Views: 4,622
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Best Sci-Fi Movie

wtf?

Note to self: spending all day watching The Wire has its downsides too :(
Forum: General Discussions 7 Apr 2007, 07:52
Replies: 131
Views: 4,622
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Best Sci-Fi Movie

Once you have read the books Dune seems so much worse.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Apr 2007, 23:44
Replies: 131
Views: 4,622
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Best Sci-Fi Movie

Oh I am sure they are both popular, but one is Bladerunner and the other one is a load of nonsense made from a bunch of appallingly cliched characters stuck together.

You should see Akira.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Apr 2007, 23:39
Replies: 47
Views: 1,293
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: If you could only listen to artists starting with one letter of the alphabet

Presumably you just have to look at your music directory and make up your mind.

s: Smiths, Sex Pistols, Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Strokes, Specials, Stone...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Apr 2007, 23:11
Replies: 131
Views: 4,622
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Best Sci-Fi Movie

The thing about the Fifth Element is there is always some prick talking about it in the same breath as Bladerunner because they both got flying cars.

2001 is shite, not only that but its...
Forum: General Discussions 6 Apr 2007, 14:53
Replies: 30
Views: 2,156
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Forum: General Discussions 6 Apr 2007, 14:51
Replies: 131
Views: 4,622
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Best Sci-Fi Movie

I feel that Gattaca has been criminally under-recognised thus far.

For the record Bladerunner.

I am surprised to see some tosspot hasn't mentioned Fifth Element yet.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Apr 2007, 22:30
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Student Loan

But secretly you are really smug about it.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Apr 2007, 12:33
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Student Loan

It comes out of my pay cheque along with everything else and still leaves me enough money to buy drink, drugs, and the odd frilly dress, anything left after that I just squander.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Apr 2007, 23:05
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
March's enemies list - vote now

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post. -
George Bernard Shaw
Forum: General Discussions 1 Apr 2007, 18:02
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Door Snakes

I never realised that was what they were for, I just had one as a teddy bear when I was kid :(

You could use them for an Adam & Joe style re-enactment of Dune, or Tremors.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Mar 2007, 07:48
Replies: 27
Views: 970
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Songs that never get old.

Its Bach, unless there is some sort of Hip-hop tribute band I'm unaware of.

Songs:
Billy Jean
Teen Spirit in fact pretty much all of Nevermind
Josh Wink's Higher state of Consciousness...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Mar 2007, 09:34
Replies: 39
Views: 1,292
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: It's not always easy

How did that come up in the conversation?

Zhukov: hey buddy
Friend: hey dude
Zhukove: damn your knuckles are looking kind of cut up.
Friend: yeah well I walked into um a door, yes I walked into...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2007, 09:22
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: A discussion with friends

I dated a lesbian once, it wasn't much fun. She did take me to see the Fame the musical though.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Mar 2007, 09:15
Replies: 39
Views: 1,292
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: It's not always easy

That kind of sounds like bollocks to me.
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2007, 19:30
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: March enemies list - nominations

T&F: My Triumphs, My Mistakes

OK I have been fairly busy recently. First of all the Government. 3 weeks ago I was moved from the Communications team to the Strategy team in my office. This has...
Forum: General Discussions 21 Mar 2007, 00:13
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: March enemies list - nominations

I am pretty close to deleting this thread and if I do I won't bother starting another one.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Mar 2007, 09:23
Replies: 47
Views: 1,615
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Favourite advertising campaign of all time

Yes dear but lets not encourage them.
Forum: General Discussions 19 Mar 2007, 01:06
Replies: 32
Views: 1,241
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
March enemies list - nominations

We play bad guys in Hollywood movies. Take, for example, "The Empire Strikes Back" from the Star Wars trilogy. The Death Star is just full of British actors opening doors and going:
"Oh... I......
Forum: General Discussions 15 Mar 2007, 09:42
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: February's Enemies List: Vote now!

You came to this thread looking for a point :confused:
Forum: General Discussions 9 Mar 2007, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: New Labour, New Insight

Well its just that the idea of spin is just a lazy idea concocted by journalists who lost one too many arguments with Alistair at lobby. What is the media talking about when they talk about spin?...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Mar 2007, 17:11
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: New Labour, New Insight

So many things wrong with this statement.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Mar 2007, 08:58
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
February's Enemies List: Vote now!

"A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction. "
Forum: General Discussions 7 Mar 2007, 23:45
Replies: 32
Views: 1,221
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Forum: General Discussions 7 Mar 2007, 08:28
Replies: 29
Views: 1,095
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are people in need of help or a smack?

How breathtakingly unoriginal and simplistic.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2007, 09:08
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Ahm Hillary Clinton y'all.

Politician in duplicitous attention whore shocker.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Mar 2007, 00:31
Replies: 24
Views: 808
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Song of the monent?

No Emotion by Idlewild
Behave by Charlotte Hatherley
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2007, 22:23
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The limpwristed excuse for a currency that is the US dollar, and you!

Well i meant that if there were a divergence between European standards and US standards (such as in car safety for example) then we would always get caught as the least competitive, by being subject...
Forum: General Discussions 3 Mar 2007, 15:37
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The limpwristed excuse for a currency that is the US dollar, and you!

But presumably that would mean you would have two sets of regulations to live up to leading to massive Doha style arguments about trade policy?
Forum: General Discussions 2 Mar 2007, 20:38
Replies: 42
Views: 1,093
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: What are you looking forward to?

The pub in an hour
The next instalments of Lost, BSG and Heroes
Going to see Charlotte Hatherley live on Tuesday with this fit girl from my office.
Making my music video in 2 months

Edit:...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Mar 2007, 20:32
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
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Forum: General Discussions 28 Feb 2007, 01:02
Replies: 49
Views: 1,153
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Forum: General Discussions 27 Feb 2007, 09:16
Replies: 38
Views: 1,891
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Rhetorical questions

This made me smile.
Forum: General Discussions 27 Feb 2007, 09:14
Replies: 49
Views: 1,153
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: What would you like to be remembered for?

I'd like to be remembered for not dying.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Feb 2007, 22:46
Replies: 22
Views: 1,134
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Text messages

I got engaged by text message once.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Feb 2007, 20:59
Replies: 38
Views: 1,891
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Rhetorical questions

Why don't I close this thread?
Forum: General Discussions 25 Feb 2007, 19:58
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

Well while that was your line, I believe it was I who was being good humoured. However as soon as you accused me of saying that soldiers deserved to die and then suggested I was being "trendy" and...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Feb 2007, 19:39
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

See my edit to my post. Where I re-emphasize your stupidity.

I shan't even bother to detail your mis-representation of my views or anyone else, you stick with your point such as it is and reside...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Feb 2007, 18:37
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

No one else is reading this and thinking you somehow have a point btw.

As soon as you started drawing moral equivalence between the tens of thousands of deaths of Iraqi civilians versus the tiny...
Forum: General Discussions 25 Feb 2007, 17:33
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

OK I am not just going to stand by and let you talk utter bollocks and get away with it. How dare you blatantly mis-represent what I am saying? Furthermore how dare you call me trendy as you...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 18:18
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

Does the army do that?

Since when?
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 17:57
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

Well I empathise entirely. You're young, the world is a strange and complicated place, you want to do something you believe in, you want to be powerful and you've got lots of energy. The army offers...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 17:46
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

Well if a man kills himself he is still worth as much as anyone else, but I figure that's what he wanted. If a soldier signs up to fight in a war that he didn't HAVE to fight in and he died in that...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 17:44
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

Well I thought the point was we were supposed to be morally superior to them.

We have killed many more times Iraqis then they have and when we do it we tell ourselves that it was regrettable, we...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 17:40
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

Well I agree however we have one side a group of people who chose to be fighting in a war and a bunch of people who didn't. Thus my sympathies are with the majority of the Iraqi people who want the...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 17:36
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hypothetical Question

Oh you did not just say that.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 14:37
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hypothetical Question

Massive law suits, especially since the really big pharmaceutical companies are global anyway. The compensation package would be enormous.

Generally speaking the government doesn't nationalise...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 10:15
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

I've missed you Yahwe.

There are plenty of people to weep crocodile tears over British soldiers. Frankly I figure that if you are a British soldier you don't really have to be there and therefore...
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 10:04
Replies: 56
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: if you were given fifty grand

GD in bunch of boring bastards shocka.
Forum: General Discussions 24 Feb 2007, 00:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,030
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Olympic Costs could hit 9billion

Your idea that Government spending all goes on poor people amuses me Nod.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2007, 21:59
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

These random internet sources:

3410 coalition dead since the start of the war with a presence on the ground of roughly 170,000 so the chance of getting. The UK has lost maybe 30 soldiers a year...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2007, 21:42
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

Yes the Americans completely flattened the place and killed millions of Vietnamese and then whined about how it was an American tragedy.
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2007, 21:34
Replies: 56
Views: 1,897
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: if you were given fifty grand

Easy.

Lend £10K to D (if he wanted it) If he didn't want it I'd probably use it to make another movie.
Give £20k to my folks
£10k to clear my debts
£10k randomly divided amongst drugs + lots of...
Forum: General Discussions 23 Feb 2007, 21:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Are you a gamer?

78% I'm so old skool.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2007, 23:38
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

Yeah its real brave joining one of the most powerful coalition forces in history against a rag-tag mob of dispossessed civilians. What a hero.
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2007, 23:27
Replies: 41
Views: 1,292
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Names

Yes but you can say:

"Twins, Max! 16 years-old. Can you imagine the mathematical possibilities? "
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2007, 21:06
Replies: 74
Views: 1,745
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: We should just send the entire family

He could have not joined the army in the first place, or he could have some back bone and tell the press to go **** themselves. If he's worried what people will think of him, I think if you go abroad...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2007, 19:38
Replies: 41
Views: 1,292
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Names

I am pretty certain I am not going to have any kids.

My boring story about this is that a former girlfriend of mine (whose name was Julia as it happens) and I decided after much discussion that...
Forum: General Discussions 22 Feb 2007, 00:28
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hate something, change something?

Civilisation is often advanced by struggle. that's not necessarily the same as hate though.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Feb 2007, 22:26
Replies: 29
Views: 1,671
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: How's your general knowledge?

977 in 401 seconds.
Forum: General Discussions 20 Feb 2007, 09:10
Replies: 20
Views: 858
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: E-Mail

Well if you owned a URL you could have [email protected] and then point it towards your Gmail account.

[email protected] goes straight through to my Gmail account.
...
Forum: General Discussions 20 Feb 2007, 09:04
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
February's Enemies List: Nominations

"Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions." - Joseph Conrad
Forum: General Discussions 18 Feb 2007, 16:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,194
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Michael Carrick

I can't say that I have seen that many amazing performances from Carrick, but his presence has meant that United's link up play is exceptional giving Ronaldo and Scholes and Giggs time on the ball...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Feb 2007, 19:33
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Would the mods do this?

Well fine by me.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Feb 2007, 19:29
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Would the mods do this?

I don't understand, what am I supposed to be doing?
Forum: General Discussions 13 Feb 2007, 23:50
Replies: 89
Views: 2,156
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Valentine's Day

"St Valentine, the patron saint of making sad and lonely single people feel like shit." - Stewart Lee
Forum: General Discussions 12 Feb 2007, 10:10
Replies: 91
Views: 2,776
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: #forums

I went on #forums for the first time ever on Saturday. It seemed to be mainly Koen posting a lot of nonsense so I closed MIRC, turned my computer off and threw my CPU off of a mountain in an attempt...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Feb 2007, 18:03
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: When PA is down for 24h...

Achilles to stand for Tory leadership!
Forum: General Discussions 11 Feb 2007, 18:01
Replies: 52
Views: 1,394
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Cannabis Cameron

Maybe, they all look the same to me.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Feb 2007, 17:06
Replies: 52
Views: 1,394
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Cannabis Cameron

I thought that we already knew all this and that it was generally agreed that Cameron had at one stage or other taken lots of Charlie as well.

I don't know how politicians get into these stupid...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2007, 09:13
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hey DDA where do you get your "gas" from?

Well it is very simple.

What exactly are you calling for in your criticism of Chavez?

Given that he has been elected repeatedly in recognised free and fair elections, given that he is...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2007, 01:35
Replies: 24
Views: 2,972
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: GD Bloodbowl League

It took me a while (and a step by step guide from MrL) to get it to work. It was all worth it though.
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2007, 01:33
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hey DDA where do you get your "gas" from?

I am not cynical at all.

Armies generally are a tool of oppression, Its just that in that particular part of the world I can see another power using its massive army to harm people, and it ain't...
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2007, 01:30
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hey DDA where do you get your "gas" from?

[/QUOTE]

Your failure to see the irony in this quote astonishes me.
Forum: General Discussions 9 Feb 2007, 01:26
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hey DDA where do you get your "gas" from?

Yeah people should stop harking back to the erm... present. Its time to move on.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2007, 08:58
Replies: 24
Views: 2,972
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: GD Bloodbowl League

Hell yes! I loved that game.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2007, 00:17
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] England

No they were separate topics. Clearly the place to house teenage girls is in your purpose built dungeon. Although finding a house near a finishing school with its own well has been a nightmare I can...
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2007, 00:12
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] England

Well I didn't. I knew it would be terrible so I spent my time talking to D about Housing and teenage girls.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2007, 00:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,128
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Marketing Gimmicks.

Sounds like a narrow escape to me.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Feb 2007, 00:04
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] England

I barely watched the game, what I saw was mainly a team looking for some sort magic trick to score without actually trying to score. Like some sort of elaborate game of paper, scissors, stone.
Forum: General Discussions 7 Feb 2007, 06:45
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hey DDA where do you get your "gas" from?

Maybe he'll get out of control and invade various nations in the Middle East using dubious military intelligence as a cover story. Wouldn't that be just awful?
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2007, 22:36
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Vote for January's Enemy of the month

Yes that has really raised them to a whole new level.
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2007, 18:51
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Vote for January's Enemy of the month

Anatidaephobia fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you
Forum: General Discussions 6 Feb 2007, 18:40
Replies: 58
Views: 2,027
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Nominations for January's Enemies list

I have the net. I just have just been busy.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Feb 2007, 18:49
Replies: 60
Views: 1,861
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: influence on religion (past and present) on today's non-religious society

For a species with a taboo for murder and rape there do seem to be an awful lot of people who quite enjoy one or both of those activities.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Feb 2007, 18:44
Replies: 60
Views: 1,861
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: influence on religion (past and present) on today's non-religious society

I have been thinking recently about doing my thesis on this sort of thing. I have this suspicion that we live under a sort of millennialism, though not specifically Christian.
Forum: General Discussions 1 Feb 2007, 09:26
Replies: 86
Views: 2,009
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Environment

That's not the same thing. That's like saying its not worth learning about ethics because wackjob Christians also talk about ethics.

Also I think in this case I would be interested to see one...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Feb 2007, 09:20
Replies: 86
Views: 2,009
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Environment

Seems fairly simple to me. You work out how much it costs to mitigate against the problem caused and then divide it by the number of potential people. Of course you might say "Oh well such and such...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Feb 2007, 02:30
Replies: 86
Views: 2,009
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The Environment

Damn pinko scientific community. We need another Vietnam, that'll thin their ranks. :mad:
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2007, 00:39
Replies: 45
Views: 2,104
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Questions you have been thinking to ask

Keep up Zhukov, I left No 10 months ago.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Jan 2007, 00:09
Replies: 45
Views: 2,104
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Questions you have been thinking to ask

That's just my hobby.

I have been known on occasion to work for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Forum: General Discussions 29 Jan 2007, 20:39
Replies: 45
Views: 2,104
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Questions you have been thinking to ask

We are producing two music video's featuring this (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=51512587&MyToken=c6ea117f-27e9-4870-ae47-873d72de725e) band.

We are...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jan 2007, 20:45
Replies: 34
Views: 2,314
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Prisons Today

Proteus, your reductionist logic, that prison is justified because it works in some cases is flawed and frankly rather dull.
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jan 2007, 18:20
Replies: 34
Views: 2,314
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Prisons Today

I wanted to reply to you but I can't really find anything of substance to address. Having pulled back from your initial challenging of my proposition that Prisons don't work you are saying... well...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jan 2007, 17:08
Replies: 34
Views: 2,314
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Prisons Today

In response to Proteus.

1. Saying it obviously reduces crime is not thinking about crime in the right way. Whilst it is not unfair to presume that there are *some* people with innately criminal...
Forum: General Discussions 27 Jan 2007, 13:25
Replies: 34
Views: 2,314
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Prisions Today

Unfortunately Prison doesn't really work in terms of reducing crime or protecting the public. Even more unfortunately as sentences are getting longer, people believe they are getting shorter.

The...
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jan 2007, 02:00
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Please indulge me on the occasion of my 6000th post

Oh well I think you have to now. And besides my 6000th post has invoked the right for everyone to reminisce.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jan 2007, 01:37
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Need A Book Recommendation

Callinicos is pretty cool, he writes good text books. I echo Dante's sentiments though. Arundhati Roy is also good, and short.
Forum: General Discussions 26 Jan 2007, 01:31
Replies: 33
Views: 1,432
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Please indulge me on the occasion of my 6000th post

Sorry I have been away for a while, I have just moved house with the hilarious consequence of being sans internet for a week :(

I thought if nobody minded I would start a thread. I am not very...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2007, 11:48
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Stupid Bastard American Networks!

Once, someone tried to tell Jack Bauer a "knock knock" joke. Jack Bauer found out who was there, who they worked for, and where the goddamned bomb was.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2007, 11:39
Replies: 63
Views: 1,941
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Unbelievable

Alternatively instead of lowering the dole we could socialise the means of production, dismantle the chains of private property and create an economy owned by the people for the people.

By...
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2007, 11:28
Replies: 63
Views: 1,941
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Unbelievable

I find your ideas intriguing and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2007, 11:10
Replies: 63
Views: 1,941
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Unbelievable

What exactly would be your answer if someone had a gun, gonna use your wings of steel?
Forum: General Discussions 15 Jan 2007, 00:18
Replies: 63
Views: 1,941
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Unbelievable

I am happy to say these things never happen to me, and I can run pretty fast so I would always be well away. In saying that on some of the many times I have walked through London wearing a big dress...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2007, 19:19
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Happiness

That's right let it all out. There there.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2007, 17:21
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Overt Bias in the Media?

Well having been forced to watch Sky News every day for 3 years I can confirm that it is appalling, CNN somehow manages to be even worse.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2007, 17:16
Replies: 24
Views: 1,504
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Rape: should liers lose the right to anonymity?

As I understand it Rape has a very low burden of proof for charges to be brought, this leads to a much higher acquittal rate when it actually comes to court. Its a tricky subject. I don't think it is...
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2007, 01:13
Replies: 56
Views: 1,651
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: People thinking American's are stupid.

It seems I did. Ah well no one harmed.
Forum: General Discussions 13 Jan 2007, 01:01
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Overt Bias in the Media?

Haven't you seen BBC Breakfast, what a load of toss. It is only in the barren wasteland of contemporary journalism that a small mound like the BBC can be regarded as a mountain.

But I wouldn't say...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2007, 09:24
Replies: 56
Views: 1,651
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: People thinking American's are stupid.

I think its fair to say that that video is within Americans recognised borders and that the people they talk to can fairly assumed to be be Americans. Those people have failed to answer some...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2007, 09:16
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: At Last! the Far Right have a Voice in Europe!

Not sure exactly what good peace-keeping NATO are doing.

They ****ed Kosovo right up.

Well funny though it might sound, saying someone has a stupid idea is not the same as proving they are...
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2007, 09:10
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: At Last! the Far Right have a Voice in Europe!

I think I covered that by calling them fascist, but thanks.
Forum: General Discussions 12 Jan 2007, 09:06
Replies: 44
Views: 1,181
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Book Survey

What is this supposed to prove?

As for complete books, why does that matter? I have read hundreds of books as reference materials, the idea of reading them in their entirety is ludicrous.
...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 22:58
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Stupid Bastard American Networks!

That's been played out a bit though.

Now Jack versus Alien is the movie we've all been waiting for.

10:43:36...35...34"Quick Jack, we have to remove the Face Hugger from your wife, who you...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 22:54
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Stupid Bastard American Networks!

Now that would be a sweet twist. If Jack was fighting a Nagash, the greatest of the Necromancers who was trying to turn the population of the United States into an army of the Zombie Slaves, that...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 22:49
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Stupid Bastard American Networks!

Is it going to spoil it for you if I say there is a threat of terrorist attack on American soil with a race against time where said terrorists are captured only for it to turn out that they were...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 22:43
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Stupid Bastard American Networks!

Like shooting foreigners and using outlandish plots to justify the torture of civilians.
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 22:36
Replies: 32
Views: 989
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: At Last! the Far Right have a Voice in Europe!

OMG disbanding NATO, but who will defend us against the hordes of Eastern Europe over-running our fair continent, no wait.

And allowing Turkey, a country can legitimately be called fascist into...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 22:30
Replies: 46
Views: 1,540
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 22:23
Replies: 79
Views: 3,650
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: [Football] Paul Tomkins Article on Liverpool

Its fair enough for that article to attack those who prophesy doom for Liverpool and they do have quite a tasty squad with lots of tactical options.

However the fact remains that Liverpool don't...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 21:43
Replies: 56
Views: 1,651
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: People thinking American's are stupid.

I think that it is mainly Americans saying that Americans are stupid, or at least Americans saying that non-Americans think Americans are stupid.

It is true that if you hear something absurd and...
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 21:38
Replies: 58
Views: 2,027
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Nominations for January's Enemies list

Although:




http://www.dfes.gov.uk/learole/policypaper/conclusio.shtml
Forum: General Discussions 11 Jan 2007, 09:55
Replies: 58
Views: 2,027
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jan 2007, 23:51
Replies: 58
Views: 2,027
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Nominations for January's Enemies list

As you can see, my young apprentice, your friends have failed. Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!

Erm sorry don't know what came over me there, hate away...
Forum: General Discussions 10 Jan 2007, 00:20
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: US, Somalia and the 'war on terror'

Amusingly Meles Zenawi was on the Prime Minister's Commission for Africa.
Forum: General Discussions 8 Jan 2007, 19:39
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: A Rather Unusual Request For GD

Get a drum machine.

That reminds me...

One day a drummer wakes up and sick off the relentless jokes about drummers decides he wants to learn a new instrument. He goes down to the local music...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jan 2007, 19:13
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jan 2007, 09:03
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Migrationwatch: Does this make any sense to you?

OK yeah disingenuous. Fair enough.
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jan 2007, 09:02
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Migrationwatch: Does this make any sense to you?

Are you saying that the United States didn't invade Mexico?

Are you saying that there were no slaves in the United States?

Are you saying that after slavery was abolished everyone in America...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jan 2007, 08:50
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Migrationwatch: Does this make any sense to you?

What the hell are you talking about?
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jan 2007, 08:48
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Migrationwatch: Does this make any sense to you?

Well if you had studied economics seriously you should have realised by now that it is a fairly crude analytical tool and essentially an over-hyped branch of Sociology. The first mistakes most...
Forum: General Discussions 5 Jan 2007, 08:36
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: How do you work best?

When it comes to work I break things up into a series of small steps and do them one at a time. However:

a) Not everything breaks up that easily which can cause confusion

b) If there is some...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 23:50
Replies: 84
Views: 1,815
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Hypothesize : The tiniest event that could have changed your life.

I can never be bothered to put all the tags in.

In terms of going on and on usually there is an underlying logical discrepancy which you are trying to reveal, or at least trying to get someone...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 23:41
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Migrationwatch: Does this make any sense to you?

Yes but so what?

America is traditionally a place of high inequality. In colonial times you had slaves, don't get much cheaper then that.

What have the rights of Mexican citizens got to do...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 23:35
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Migrationwatch: Does this make any sense to you?

My arguments in this thread are pretty half arsed. I wouldn't have gotten back into it if Zhukov hadn't misbehaved.To be honest I find this branch of economic theory to be dishonest. Clearly...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 22:29
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 22:26
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Migrationwatch: Does this make any sense to you?

Yes but this is just comparative advantage*, perhaps the US is not best suited to a raisin market. You should give California back to the Mexicans anyway.

America was built by immigrants and...
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 22:24
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 20:21
Replies: 38
Views: 1,876
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Telephone buffs needed.

Is that true? I assumed that you just gave the phone back and paid some sort of minimum fee. Do you HAVE to keep giving them money for 12-18 months?
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 20:19
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Migrationwatch: Does this make any sense to you?

I don't really like your tone, you haven't earned the benefit of the doubt and neither have you provided any empirical evidence.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 18:25
Replies: 38
Views: 1,876
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Telephone buffs needed.

I am presuming its not a contract phone? Otherwise presumably you can just cancel the contract, give them back their phone and move on with your life.
Forum: General Discussions 4 Jan 2007, 18:19
Replies: 30
Views: 759
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Paul Le Guen

I liked his Earthsea trilogy.
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2007, 23:37
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: the first big event of 2007!

Shami Chakrabarti is on Big Brother?!
Forum: General Discussions 3 Jan 2007, 23:35
Replies: 56
Views: 1,248
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Migrationwatch: Does this make any sense to you?

Per man hour perhaps, but if you can afford to hire more people then you have more hours overall.

Migrationwatch seem to miss the point. As I understand it an awful lot of people are either...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2007, 19:35
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The New Year thread (part two)

Not really. I just envy bi-lingual people and have decided that I might as well learn a language. I don't really mind which language.

I though French might be one of the easier ones to pick up....
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2007, 19:27
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Vote now for GD's Xmas enemy

It wasn't actually nominated.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2007, 13:58
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The New Year thread (part two)

I like swearing, its big and clever.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2007, 13:54
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Vote now for GD's Xmas enemy

You are right as well, damn. :(

AND I forgot to enable the who voted button :( :(
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2007, 11:13
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Vote now for GD's Xmas enemy

Poor effort this month.
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2007, 10:33
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The New Year thread (part two)

:(

You asked.

Also if it wasn't clear that last paragraph is about how I feel when I don't go out. Pills are great, life is great, last year was one of the best years of my life. Clubbing and...
Forum: General Discussions 2 Jan 2007, 00:42
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The New Year thread (part two)

Oh well obviously depending on supply, but my usual dose to get me from midnight to 7.30am (when the club shuts and the underground re-opens) is 4 pills. One every couple of hours. Occasionally I...
Forum: General Discussions 1 Jan 2007, 19:43
Replies: 32
Views: 806
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: The New Year thread (part two)

Learn French
Learn HTML
Travel around the country more (in a big van solving mysteries)
Less pills (although mainly because they've lost their specialness and I've found myself in a bit of a rut)...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 15:16
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Well the thread title is "Yo Communists" inviting people to put forward their views. Thus replying on topic would seem to be the opposite of spam.

What we know about the system is that many of...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 15:05
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

In reply to "Comrade Rob".

I am not defending government I am similarly pointing out that the cry of "competition is the mother of invention" is false.

You are right David Beckam is the hardest...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 13:33
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Ok again paragraph by paragraph, because that's the GD way.

OK, I am talking about the means of production, not housing. Obviously if you owned hundreds of houses that might be a different issue....
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 09:31
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Give the man credit. He's written over 6 thousand words in this thread alone and its hardly like he's a first time poster yet in your eyes he's being glib?

On your second point, you are saying...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 09:06
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Similarly I have explained my point, you might believe its not as elegant as it could have been. However I agree the opposite of flourishing is dying, Capitalism is dying. Had you bothered to read my...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 08:54
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Incidentally that's not how she spells her name and deliberately over-emphasizing one point of controversy and speculation in what is clearly a wide-reaching and complex topic is the laziest form of...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 03:53
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

I agree, since you are incapable of reading you should probably go to bed.
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 03:52
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Well neither can Dante so what has that got to do with anything?

You have no point as I acknowledged earlier.

If are seriously hoping to boil down this entire thread to a minor point about the...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 03:38
Replies: 53
Views: 1,700
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Saddams death, tragedy or great victory?

Paging Jonathan Swift to thread 3083040

http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 03:29
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

I was interpreting the word flourish and its usage.

However checking the dictionary provides these exciting interpretations:

flour·ish (flûr'ĭsh, flŭr'-) pronunciation

v., -ished, -ish·ing,...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 03:27
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

You don't have an original point.

Are you legally fit to drive?

At the moment global capitalist markets are monitored through an electronic system, but that's presumably infallible in your...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 03:23
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Well I rarely look for philosophical explanations in the dictionary, but perhaps your dictionary is special.

OK first of all there is the statement based on my previous most which talks about how...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 03:03
Replies: 53
Views: 1,700
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Saddams death, tragedy or great victory?

You are saying that you've considered murdering someone and thought life in prison would be worth it, but if they changed it to the death penalty that would make it a whole different kettle of fish?...
Forum: General Discussions 31 Dec 2006, 02:42
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Communism doesn't require a perfect world, that's the point. Capitalism and free enterprise don't flourish, they simply dominate, that's not the same thing. The point of any economy is to regulate...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2006, 22:34
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Well you have offered nothing to support your claim. In your job when faced with a similarly boring general assertion such as "lol everyone in the navy is gay, everyone knows you're not as good as...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2006, 16:35
Replies: 91
Views: 1,892
Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

For instance in this particular piece of illogical rambling you again ascribe some sort of pre-destined life-cycle to countries as if they would all emerge as butterfly's. This ignores the fact that...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2006, 16:15
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Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Random statement based on nothing.

Also you seem to be implying that states exist in some sort of vacuum which is obviously absurd and hasn't been the case in Europe, Africa and North Asia and...
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2006, 16:12
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Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Are you saying this has happened, or could happen? Cos clearly at the moment the gap is widening really really quickly.
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2006, 09:54
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Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

Hey there dopamine fuelled essay buddy :)
Forum: General Discussions 30 Dec 2006, 09:40
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Posted By Toccata & Fugue
Re: Yo, Communists (part one)

To take a hypothetical scenario about how social change, which could be interpreted as a Communist revolution, might come about. All these points are of course highly debatable but hardly...
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